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How Long Does a Victim Have to File a Car Accident Lawsuit in Colorado?

Bloch & Chapleau Sep 7th, 2017 Personal Injury

Were you hurt in a serious car accident in Colorado? If so, you are entitled to receive full financial compensation for your damages from the at fault party. Recovering fair compensation is not always easy for injured victims. You need to be ready to deal with Colorado’s complex injury claims process and the state’s rules […]

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The Insurance Company Is Refusing to Pay My Claim

Bloch & Chapleau Sep 7th, 2017 Personal Injury

Colorado operates under a ‘fault’ auto insurance system. This means that the insurance company of the driver who was to blame for an accident is legally responsible for covering any damages that stem from that crash. Unfortunately, in far too many cases, the big insurance companies refuse to actually pay out wholly valid claims. This […]

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Personal Injury Statute of Limitations in Colorado

Bloch & Chapleau Jul 31st, 2017 Personal Injury

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, it’s important to act quickly. Colorado’s statute of limitations may prevent you from receiving compensation if too much time elapses before you file a personal injury lawsuit. What is a “Statute of Limitations”? Every state has several “statutes of limitations.” They specify how long a party has […]

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$1 Million Settlement in Camp Hale Dog Attack Widely Reported

Bloch & Chapleau Feb 22nd, 2016 Personal Injury

$1,000,000 Settlement obtained by Bloch & Chapleau in Camp Hale Dog attack is widely reported in the following sources: Vail Daily Denver Post The Washington Times CBS Local The Denver Channel (ABC)

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$1 Million Settlement to Camp Hale Dog Attack Victim

Bloch & Chapleau Feb 18th, 2016 Personal Injury

Bloch & Chapleau recently obtained a settlement of $1,000,000 on behalf of its clients Renee and Stephen Legro in a lawsuit filed against Samuel and Cheri Robinson. On July 9, 2008, Renee Legro was participating in a mountain bike race in the Camp Hale area sponsored by the Vail Recreation District when she was viciously […]

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Colorado Courts Issue Conflicting Opinions On Whether an Inbounds Avalanche Constitutes an Inherent Risk of Skiing

Bloch & Chapleau Mar 28th, 2013 Personal Injury

Recent litigation surrounding the deaths of two young skiers as a result of inbounds avalanches last year at Vail and Winter Park has prompted two separate Colorado District Courts to issue conflicting opinions as to whether an inbounds avalanche is an “inherent risk” of skiing pursuant to the Colorado Skier Safety Act.  On January 22, […]

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Colorado Supreme Court Overturns Black Hawk’s Bicycle Ban

Bloch & Chapleau Feb 25th, 2013 Personal Injury

On February 4, 2013, the Colorado Supreme Court struck down the city of Black Hawk’s controversial bicycle ban within the city’s limits. Black Hawk had enacted the ban in 2010 due to the rising number of commercial buses and increase in traffic in the gambling town, which has numerous narrow, shoulderless roads. The ban did […]

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Sudden Emergency Defense Abolished in Colorado

Bloch & Chapleau Feb 22nd, 2013 Personal Injury

Defendants in negligence lawsuits in Colorado used to be able to ask the jury to excuse their conduct when the defendant was confronted with a “sudden emergency,” such as a patch of ice in the road.  Not anymore.  In a victory for personal injury plaintiffs, the Colorado Supreme Court abolished the sudden emergency defense in […]

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Dog Bite Claims are On The Rise

Bloch & Chapleau Feb 22nd, 2013 Personal Injury

Dog attack law suits are on the rise. Insurance companies paid out about $479 million for dog bite and dog attack claims in 2011, according to a recent study by the Insurance Information Institute. These claims are typically paid under homeowner’s liability policies. In addition, the average amount paid per claim has risen 54% since […]

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Commercial Trucks Can Pose A Danger to Other Drivers

Bloch & Chapleau Feb 22nd, 2013 Personal Injury

The United States economy relies on commercial trucks to deliver 70% of all freight transported annually. There are 15.5 million commercial trucks on the roads in the United States and the transportation industry logs well over 4 billion miles every year. With the legal weight of an 18-wheel truck at 80,000 pounds and an average […]

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